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Up'd items????

Discussion in '1.13 Bug Reports & Suggestions' started by BoKnowsHammers, Feb 17, 2006. | Replies: 13 | Views: 42598

  1. BoKnowsHammers

    BoKnowsHammers IncGamers Member

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    Up'd items????

    How the heck do you upgrade items. My buddy and I found a couple of guides that say a Tal/Shael plus Pdiamond makes an exceptional item... how do you upgrade the good items... like HOZ, Shako, etc. Let me know or give me a link...PLEASE!!! We play USEAST Non-Ladder!
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    gorash IncGamers Member

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    here u go

    to be short, hoz is exceptional base and therefore can be up'd once.
    shako is elite base already so therefore can't be up'd
  3. BoKnowsHammers

    BoKnowsHammers IncGamers Member

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    list of...


    is there a big list of what is exceptional based/elite based????
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    gorash IncGamers Member

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    yea heres a link to them.

    http://www.battle.net/diablo2exp/items/

    links on the top will tell u which is basic/excep/elite.
    i will provide specific links if u can't find them.
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    BoKnowsHammers IncGamers Member

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    and

    if you decide to upgrade an item and it already has a socketed rune in it... does that change or remove anything. in other words i have a 167% HOZ with an UM in it... when I upgrade it does the UM stay?

    also...what normally happens. 167% HOZ, um'd upgrades to a what?
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    Yes.

    Base item is upgraded, in case of zaka Gilded shield is upgraded to Zakarum shield. Zakarum has higher requirements, but also has more defense and smite dmg. Zaka is only worht upgrading for smiters&zealots, hammerdins are better off with nonupgraded one.
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    runes/jewels will stay in when upgrading an item.

    when upgrading a hoz, the base shield will change (guilded to zakarum). the def will be rerolled and u maynot see much of a change in def.
    zakarum shields have more smite dmg as well as more str req then guilded as well as def. i might of missed something here though.

    edit: ugh leohappy beat me to it.
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    BoKnowsHammers IncGamers Member

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    last time, i promise...LOL


    has someone made a list of stuff that is probably a good idea to Upgrade. As one person just wrote, upgrading a hammerdins HOZ isn't worth it. Whats good? whats bad?
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    There's a lot of stuff; too many to list. In general, don't upgrade caster stuff, since defense means squat for casters. You might also want to upgrade some exceptional uniques/rares up to elite status, especially if they're ethereal.
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    Highly depends. The Light Armors tend to be worth upgrading since they get massive bonuses to Def, with manageable Str requirements. High Quality exceptional weapons tend to be worth upgrading. I don't know of a definitive list.

    Also, I remember reading some items are singled out and can't be upgraded for fear of excess leetness, though I forgot which ones.

    Just my opinion...

    Worth Upgrading
    Ribcracker
    Buriza
    Titan's
    Vipermagi
    Lenymo
    Nightsmoke
    Goldwrap
    Shaftstop (for Mercs)
    Duriel's (ditto)

    Not Worth Upgrading
    VampGaze (Famous example)
    Guardian Angel (Str Req becomes 196)
    HoZ (for Hammerdins)

    Just watch out for Elite gear with sky high str requirements.
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    Evrae Altana IncGamers Member

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    A lot of people use upgraded HoZ on their smiters for the increased smite damage, and the strength req of a Zakarum Shield isn't that much either at 142.
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    Re: Up'd items????

    Just thought id like to let all of you guys know that he said he plays NL... you CAN'T up items on non ladder. :D
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    Re: Up'd items????

    Just thought I'd let you know you are over three years late with your response, and the discussion has been over for that long and that the people responding in thise thread already knew that you can't upgrade in non ladder.
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    Re: Up'd items????

    you can upgrade items on nl, just not to elite
    normal -> exceptional only



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